Off The Block

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:45am
Slavery in Newport
Ray Rickman, former President of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, will discuss slavery in Newport and showcase Rhode Island's oldest slave document. Members, free; non-members, $10; reservations requested. April 13, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI. For information Call (401) 847-0292 x112 or visit
Wickford Village Daffodil Days
Welcome spring in Wickford Village! Thousands of daffodils are a bloom and line the streets of our quaint seaside village. Join our Shop Hop for shopping fun, grab your girlfriends to kick off spring at our Ladies Night, leash your furry friend and join the Daffy Dog Parade, enhance your village knowledge with a guided walking tour by local historian Tim Cranston, and much more fun for the whole family. April 16 and 17, Wickford Village Brown St. and Main St., North Kingstown, RI. For more information call 401-295-7200 or visit

Garden Bros. Circus
Garden Bros. 3 Ring Thrills Circus preforms on Sunday, April 17, at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Ryan Center in Kingston, RI. Elephant, camel, and pony rides, the Human Slingshot, and lots of different foods to choose from. Stop by the Block Island Times Office for a free child ticket coupon. For tickets call the Box Office at 401-788-3200 or for more information visit

Frogs and Toads By Ear
Spring is here and the frogs and toads are beginning to call. Have you ever wondered what is making all that noise by the pond? Join an Audubon guide in the barn for a visual presentation and listen to some frog calls to help you get started. Then we will head out onto the trails to see if we can hear some frogs or toads and identify the species. Please bring a flashlight. Fee: $14. Ages: 14 and up. April 20, begins at 6 p.m. Audubon Society of Rhode IslandFisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI. Call for more information 401-949-5454 or visit